spoonworm

[ spoon-wurm ]
/ ˈspunˌwɜrm /

noun

any of various unsegmented, burrowing marine worms of the phylum Echiura, of shallow waters worldwide, having a sausage-shaped body and a flattened head.

Nearby words

  1. spoonbill catfish,
  2. spoondrift,
  3. spoonerism,
  4. spooney,
  5. spoonful,
  6. spoony,
  7. spoor,
  8. spor-,
  9. sporades,
  10. sporadic

Origin of spoonworm

First recorded in 1835–45; spoon + worm

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